This population is the center of exportation for the Río Frío Banana plantations. It is located on the foothills of the Central Cordillera, 62 km to the northeast of San José; it is the first village you will arrive at along the San José-Puerto Limón road. There are hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area. This makes this area an excellent base from where you can visit the Rainforest Aerial Tram – 20 km to the west of Guápiles.
Banco de Costa Rica Ph (506) 2710-9035 Fax: (506) 2710-6967. Located side east of the park. Open of Monday to Friday of 09:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m, with automatic cashier and currency change.
Banco Nacional Ph (506) 2713-2000/ 713-2008/ 2710-7351, fax (506) 2710-7354. Located 400 meters east of the Supermercado Palí. Open of Monday to Friday of 08:30 a.m to 03:45 p.m and Saturday of 09:00 am to 01:00 p.m The Autobanco from 08:30 a.m to 03:45, with automatic cashier and currency change.
Banco Popular Ph (506) 2710-0259 / 2710-0245.Located 50 meters east from the Hospital. Open of Monday to Friday of 09:00 a.m to 04:30 p.m and Saturday 08:15 a.m to 11:30 a.m, with automatic cashier and currency change.
How to arrive and leave
Buses to San José or to Puerto Limón leave every hour. There are four services everyday to Río Frío. There is also a service to Cariari via a paved road, and from there, a couple of buses go daily to Puerto Lindo, along the Río Colorado, situated in the Barra Del Colorado National refuge for Forest Wildlife.